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Today in Beatles History: September 27

Posted by **Stephen** on Sep 27, 2017 at 12:14:15 AM:

1960 - The Beatles perform at the Indra Club, Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, West Germany.

1961 - The Beatles perform at the Cavern Club at lunchtime and then again at night.

1963 - UK release of Cilla Black single "Love of the Loved" (Parlophone), a Lennon-McCartney song written by Paul McCartney. The single's highest chart position will be no. 30. The song, one of McCartney's earliest compositions, had been in The Beatles' repertoire since the Quarry Men days, and The Beatles performed the song as part of their Decca Records audition on January 1, 1962.

1967 - The Beatles in the recording studio (Studios One and Three, EMI Studios, London). A marathon day of recording. In Studio One from 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm, the orchestral overdubs for "I Am the Walrus" are recorded (16 musicians playing violins, cellos, clarinet, and horns). Then The Beatles move to Studio Three, starting at 7:00 pm and not ending until 3:30 am. They work with 16 singers from the Mike Sammes Singers (8 male and 8 female), getting them to sing odd bits such as "Ho-ho-ho, He-he-he, Ha-ha-ha", "Oompah, Oompah, stick it up your jumpah!", and "Got one, got one, everybody's got one". The singers also record a series of shrill whooping noises. Before the end of the session, Paul records another vocal onto "The Fool on the Hill".

1972 - Rory Storm, leader of Ringo's old group The Hurricanes, dies. Recovering from an illness, he consumed alcohol and sleeping pills, though it was determined that these alone did not cause his death. His mother was also found dead. Her husband having recently died, it is thought that she killed herself after finding her sonís lifeless body.

1974 - John Lennon is guest deejay on Los Angeles radio station KHJ-AM.

1976 - US release of Ringo Starr LP "Ringo's Rotogravure" (Atlantic). Songs: "A Dose of Rock and Roll", "Hey Baby", "Pure Gold", "Cryin'", "You Don't Know Me At All", "Cookin' (in the Kitchen of Love)", "I'll Still Love You", "This Be Called a Song", "Las Brisas", "Lady Gaye", and "Spooky Weirdness". 9 weeks on Billboard chart; highest position #28.

1976 - Wings performs a concert in Munich, Germany.

1982 - US re-release of Beatles LP "The Complete Silver Beatles" (Audio Rarities), a re-packaging of 12 of the 15 songs from the Jan. 1, 1962, Decca audition.

1989 - Worldwide video release of the movie "Yellow Submarine" with a "digitally enhanced stereo hi-fi soundtrack".

1992 - US broadcast on The Disney Channel of "The Making of Sgt. Pepper".

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